Curled Parsley is a biennial known for its curled and frilly green leaves. These tasty green leaves are used in a variety of different foods. These foods are most popular in European, Middle Eastern, Brazillian, and American dishes. Plant your parsley plants inside using pots to add a lovely touch of green to your home interior or plant outside in an herb garden. Anywhere you plant your parsley, youll be sure you have great tasting, fresh herbs for your culinary use.
Scientific Name: Petroselinum crispum
Hardiness Zones: Parsley is native to the Mediterranean regions of Italy, Algeria, and Tunisia. The U.S. growing regions for Parsley include California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Blooms/Foliage: Parsley has a medium green foliage color. The leaves of this plant are what makes this plant so popular because they have curly or frilly ends to their leaves in contrast to flat leaf parsley. The blooms of this plant appear in a white or off-white color. Plants complete the life cycle when they bloom and begin to decline. Remove blooms as quickly as possible to help keep the plant growing.
Exposure: These parsley plants enjoy being planted in areas of a garden that receive full sunlight. Full sunlight allows for parsley plants to develop their best flavor.
Water: Parsley planters should keep the soil that their parsley plants are planted in stays consistently moist, but allowed good drainage. Drying out may force the plant to flower early.
Potential Plant Dangers: Pest threats to your plants include aphids, armyworms, and other worm types. Diseases such as leaf blight, root rot, and crater spot all are threats to your parsley plant.